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CHISENBURY CAMP

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Iron Age hillfort partly levelled in 1931. A field survey carried out in 1993 by RCHME found the site to comprise a shallow sub-circular earthwork enclosing an area of about 1.8 hectares. The earthwork consists of a bank with external ditch, and hints of a counterscarp. Vestiges of a `celtic' field system evidently underlying the enclosure remain, and spread north. Also noted were a number of parchmarks which probably represent the position of small pits. The hillfort may have been known as Cissanbyrig, one of the unidentified forts of the `Burghal Hidage'.

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